I'm a year 3 medical student still thinking about applying for a cadetship in RAF or Army, I'd appreciate any first hand experience anyone could pass on to me to help me make my mind up. I have heard a lot about how staff shortages have impacted on morale/training etc and was wondering if this has been your experience? was also wondering how a partner fits into this, ie how long are tours and how often do you get sent on them, and is there any element of choice in where you are based? also wondered how different the experience is depending on which force you join? Thanks a lot.